The Kaskaskia College Athletic Department announced last week that Steven Reynolds of Mt. Zion and Karlie Nattier of Patoka were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year. The Dr. James and Roxie Underwood Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards were announced at the College’s Annual Athletic Ceremony held May 1.
Sophomore Steven Reynolds is a member of the KC Blue Devils baseball team. He has a cumulative GPA of 3.54. He is an Engineering major and plans to transfer to Maryville University after KC. Steven is currently 13-5 in his 2 year career at KC. He was 8-1 as a freshman and was the #3 starter on last year’s World Series team. He was the winning pitcher for the Blue Devils Regional Championship and District Championship games that enabled the team to advance to the College World Series for the first time in school history. He is 5-4 this year, as the teams #1 starter. He is also leading the team with a 2.00 ERA.
According to KC Coach Mitch Koester, “Steven is a tremendous competitor on the mound and in the weight room. He is someone who sets the tone when he is in competition and a player that the freshmen have looked up to this entire year. He has been a pleasure to coach in his 2 years and we look for him to do really well in life and baseball. He is a tremendous student carrying a 3.54 GPA in our very difficult Pre-Engineering Program.”
Sophomore Karlie Nattier is a member of the KC cheer squad. She has a cumulative grade point average of 3.8. She has been a member of the cheerleading team for two years. As a member of the team she has won awards for the team member with the Most Volunteer Hours, and also received the Coach’s Award this year, the highest honor given a team member. She was selected by her teammates to serve as team captain for the 2013-2014 school year. She was also a member of the stunt group that won first place in the collegiate division at the Midwest Cheer and Dance Association cheerleading competition.
According to Coach Andrea Utley, “Karlie has always represented Kaskaskia College in a positive light. Anyone that has had the privilege of meeting or speaking to Karlie can attest to her friendly disposition, polite manner and respect for the school and its students. She is not only a leader amongst the cheerleading team, she is also a leader on campus.”